Walmart-run e-commerce major Flipkart on Tuesday said it is creating 4,000 jobs in Maharashtra by opening four new facilities. Flipkart’s fulfillment and sorting centers are located in Bhiwandi and Nagpur, and are primarily aimed at supporting local sellers in the state and to meet the growing demand for e-commerce, a statement said. The facilities are spread over seven lakh square feet and will create 4,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities apart from helping local vendors to reach the pan-India market.
Maharashtra was classified as a major hub by the company from the point of view of supply chain. With the recent additions and expansions of existing facilities, Flipkart has a total of 12 supply chain facilities in the state, spread over an area of over 23 lakh square feet, creating over 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities.
“The new investment will help support the growing customer demand for e-commerce in the state, as well as support the growing vendor ecosystem and boost the local economy,” the statement said. The vendors of the state have registered a business growth of 30 percent as compared to the previous year.
State Industries Minister Subhash Desai has welcomed Flipkart’s move to invest in Maharashtra.